Women

The 'Double Hit' on Women's Salaries

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Surveys abound showing that women in academe (and the rest of society) earn less than men. Likewise theories abound for why this is the case, so many years after it ceased to be acceptable for deans (or other bosses) to automatically assume a woman could make do with less.

Ambiguity and Ignorance on Crime

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New research finds disconnect between campus officials, less than dazzling knowledge of key campus crime law and evidence that programs to prevent sexual assaults may be misdirected.

'Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering'

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The discussion of gender and science can take place on many levels. Some focus on issues of bias in who gets to do science. Others use much broader definitions, looking at the impact of gender on scientific questions and findings, as well as on who leads the research enterprise. A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press), takes the broader perspective.

At U. of Georgia, Furor Over Clarence Thomas

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At campus rocked by allegations of mishandling sexual harassment cases, news that the justice would speak at commencement felt to some faculty like a slap in the face.

Is Phyllis Schlafly Worthy of an Honorary Doctorate?

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Decision by Washington U. in St. Louis at this year's graduation angers many advocates for women.

Unwanted Sexual Contact, in Context

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Unusual report explores the relational and social contexts of campus incidents.

Is There a Crisis in Education of Males?

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Women's group issues report arguing that class and race are more powerful than gender in trends facing boys, but others question the analysis.

Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?

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2 new studies suggest that many professors, especially women, are less likely than other professionals or men in their field to have kids.

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to College Admitting Men

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Cases are among several being used by some alumni leaders to fight decisions by their alma maters.

'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women

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Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."

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